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    helping verbs

    The sentence:

    "I will be periodically checking e-mails while I'm away."

    is incorrect and should be written:

    "I will be checking e-mails periodically while I'm away."

    but, I don't know why. It isn't a split infinitive or a dangling modifier so what is it?

    Linda

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    Re: helping verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by LindaJ View Post
    The sentence:

    "I will be periodically checking e-mails while I'm away."

    is incorrect and should be written:

    "I will be checking e-mails periodically while I'm away."

    but, I don't know why. It isn't a split infinitive or a dangling modifier so what is it?

    Linda
    It's because of word order. 1.Subject 2. predicate 3. object 4. adverb. clauses...

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